Ireland’s biggest music & arts festival returns this year with some amazing acts set to rock Stradbally Estate. It is no surprise that Electric Picnic tickets are now SOLD OUT due to the awesome lineup announced a few weeks ago. Headliners include Portishead, Beck and Outkast with dozens of others ensuring there will be something for everyone. Not happy with just the brilliant music that is on display, Electric Picnic also has comedy acts including Jason Byrne, David O’Doherty, Simon Amstell and many more to keep you laughing all weekend.

7 acts you might not be planning to see at Electric Picnic 2014 but you should

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Nick Mulvey

Singer/Songwriter and until 2011 member of Mercury Prize nominated jazz band Portico Quartet. His own sound is very different as he mixes Latin-style finger picking with a rhythmic strumming style.

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Tune Yards

Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus. When performing live, Garbus creates drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, and vocals, in addition to electric bass played by Nate Brenner.

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Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Unknown Mortal Orchestra is an American and New Zealand rock band. The group released their album ‘II’ last year which was nominated for the 2014 Taite Music Prize in New Zealand.

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Asgeir

The melodic-folk-singer hails from Iceland where he has had massive success. He has released the English version of his album called In the Silence with the help of John Grant

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Glass Animals

The 4 piece band from Oxford are on the cusp of something great with their R&B influenced Post-Guitar/Indie sound. Their album Zaba is getting a lot of attention and a band to keep an eye on.

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Shit Robot

Marcus Lambkin, aka Shit Robot, is a DJ from Dublin who’s debut album “From the Cradle to the Rave” has earned a lot of critical claim. The album is a collect of party tunes with collaborations with LCD Soundsystems James Murphy and Hot Chips Alexis Taylor

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A side project from Bell X1’s Dave Geraghty. Geraghty displays his musical skills on the new album by playing almost all of the instruments. Definately worth checkin out at the Picnic

 

 

Why not give them a listen below…


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